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A tongue-in-cheek look at the employability and labor market survey that insurance companies use to cut-off Michigan workers’ compensation benefits.

We are celebrating April Fools’ Day with a critical look at the “employability and labor market survey.” This is when a vocational expert hired by the insurance company says a person is only partially disabled and has a “wage earning capacity.”

Weekly checks are then reduced or stopped based upon “phantom wages” from jobs that are not actually offered. It is not a fair system and causes real suffering for Michigan families. Here are some lounge-in-cheek examples to illustrate our point.

Get a job they said. It will be easy they said.

Man with rotator cuff tear now starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. He played little league 40 years ago and is finally getting his shot.

Woman with knee replacement starts career as professional dancer in Russian ballet. She took tap dance when she was 13 and was obviously qualified.

10th grade dropout in a wheelchair begins lucrative sales job after McDonalds refuses to hire him. “We were really impressed with his limited education and no sales experience,” said CEO Mr. Big Shot.

Teacher with traumatic brain injury promoted to superintendent of school district under emergency manager law. Governor Rick Snyder was looking for someone who could get the job done!

Woman who cannot speak English hired as 911 operator after light duty job taken away. The police department wanted 3-4 years of experience in dispatch but waived that requirement after meeting her. “We felt bad for her,” said Police Chief Wiggum.

Truck driver gets job racing in NASCAR because it is considered a “no-touch” position.

Nurse with lifting restrictions begins lucrative career as instructor showing medical professionals how to perform their jobs without actually touching patients. “If the patient falls, just don’t worry about it.”

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

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Author Bio Jeffrey Kaufman

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman
Michigan Workers Comp Attorney

Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


“Jeff also helped me with getting my Blue Cross bills paid. I would absolutely recommend him and the whole firm. Jeff and the firm did everything they were supposed to do for me and my case.”
Ricardo Perfetto

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